Why Call Them Back From Retirement is one of the side quests that can be completed in Byzantium. Its purpose is to examine the city's retirement program. This page of the guide to The Outer Worlds has a walkthrough for this side quest.
List of objectives
- Investigate the Retirement District.
- Return to Hortense.
On one of the streets of Byzantium you will meet Hortense Ingalsbee. Talk to her and you'll find out she wants to check out the local retirement program. If you agree, the quest will be activated.
The entrance to the Retirement District is in the loading port. Unlocking the door will require you to use the terminal located in the room adjacent to the corridor.
Once inside, you will have to go through the corridor and go to the next terminal. After agreeing to the terms and conditions, the elevator will be activated, taking you to the lower level.
Once at the bottom, you will find that the entire retirement program is a scam. The whole level is controlled by aggressive robots. Kill them and then go to the terminal located on the other side of the room. From the terminal you will unlock a trapdoor in the floor and, if you have a properly developed hacking ability, deactivate the robots.
Then take advantage of the hatch located nearby and go to the Maintenance Tunnels. If you have not deactivated the robots, another skirmish will await you here (this will negatively impact your relations with the Council).
The passage to the main part of the Maintenance Tunnels is behind a locked door. From there you will be able to go to the surface (if you have not completed the Cupid of the Laboratory mission, you will run into a group of hostile robots here).
Now go back to Hortense Ingalsbee and tell her what's going on in the Retirement District. You can also lie about what is going on there - this will cause the woman to head to the district herself. You must remember that if you the truth, your reputation with the Council will decrease.